Affair

Definition of Affair

Af`fair´   Pronunciation: ăf`fâr´
n.1.That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; as, a difficult affair to manage; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; - often in the plural. "At the head of affairs." Junius.
2.Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely; as, an affair of honor, i. e., a duel; an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue.
3.(Mil.) An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.
4.Action; endeavor.
And with his best affair
Obeyed the pleasure of the Sun.
- Chapman.
5.A material object (vaguely designated).
A certain affair of fine red cloth much worn and faded.
- Hawthorne.

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